Japan Needs a Hate Speech Law

Even though the Japanese Supreme Court recently upheld a ruling against a group of Zaitokukai activists who were inciting racial hatred, when compared to most other liberal democracies, Japan lacks a well-established law that can be used to punish aggressive racist speech targeting vulnerable members of society. Japan needs a new law now.

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Resource-Rich Countries Hit Again as Gas Rents Drop

Recent discussions about the impact of falling energy prices on oil-producing states overlook the significant effects that these falling prices will also have on natural gas-rich nations. Countries such as Qatar, Russia, and Algeria will be forced to contend with major economic and political challenges, particularly given the emerging era in gas markets.

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Confronting Violent Religious Extremism

Violent religious extremism will be one of the greatest challenges facing the international community in the twenty-first century. United States must update its current security-based counterterrorism approach with a strategy that promotes religious freedom and pluralism in order to counter the narratives of religiously motivated terrorist organizations.

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Volume 38:2 of The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs Now Available

The editorial staff of The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs is pleased to bring you our latest issue, Summer Volume 38:2. The Summer 2014 volume is the first edition of The Fletcher Forum with all-female authorship, and is meant to highlight and celebrate women who have risen to important roles in the international community.

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2014 Global Risk Forum: An Introduction by Dean James Stavridis

Dean of The Fletcher School, James G. Stavridis, introduces the 2014 Global Risk Forum, identifying the top five risks to global stability in the year ahead.

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How to be a Better Ambassador: Nine Lessons from Singapore

November 8, 2014 by Frank Lavin
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Washington can be a paradox for foreign diplomats. Only a few embassies are intrinsically relevant; others have to make themselves relevant. And this can be a daunting task.

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Professor Michael Glennon on the Rise of the American System of Double Government

November 7, 2014 by Michael Glennon
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In his latest book, National Security and Double Government, Professor Michael Glennon challenges common understandings of American government institutions and provides daunting insights into the nature of the U.S. national security apparatus.

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Will Extremist Buddhism Undermine Myanmar’s Path to Democracy?

November 2, 2014 by Susan Hayward
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To address the anxieties at the root of anti-Muslim movements, Myanmar needs a multifaceted approach that includes Buddhist counterarguments and rule of law reforms.

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Reversing the Islamic Militant Revolution

October 29, 2014 by Jack Miller
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The evolution of Islamic militant groups into more adaptable and effective fighting forces over the last decade is a major military and political challenge to U.S. interests in the Middle East.

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